Sunday, January 25, 2014
Hamilton Schola Cantorum
under the direction of Dr. William Renwick
William Byrd's Mass for Four Voices
St. Mary the Virgin Anglican
Grace Lutheran Church
1107 Main St. West (corner of Cline)
William Byrd was the organist and choir director of the Chapel Royal during the time of Queen Elizabeth the First, and a pupil of Thomas Tallis. A contemporary of William Shakespeare during a time of extraordinary innovation and creativity in all of the arts, Byrd contributed immensely to the growth of more beautiful and expressive church music in a church, both Catholic and Protestant, which was seeking to find better ways to engage their congregations and the world. Byrd had strong Catholic leanings in a time when that was a dangerous thing in England, and both Catholics and Protestants, regardless of how different their own church music may seem today, owe a debt of gratitude to the great composers of this period. For a sample of Byrd's Mass, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OHkVV4qGXI.
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